Search me [thoroughly], O God, and know my heart; Test me and know my anxious thoughts;And see if there is any wicked or hurtful way in me,And lead me in the everlasting way. Psalm 139:23-24 (AMP)
The story of Chanukah is about the takeover of Israel and the Temple by a foreign power. But that’s not the whole story. Long before the nation was taken over and the Temple defiled, there were those of Israel who began imitating the ways of the gentiles, brought in the foreigners, and collaborated with the enemy. The enemy wouldn’t have gotten into the Temple if it weren’t for those who opened the doors and led them in. The desecration of the Temple happened because the high priest guided the enemy into the Holy Place. The real enemy of our souls cannot have a victory over God’s people unless we let him. The enemy cannot stop you, defile you, plunder you, or oppress you unless you let him. Don’t let him. Every time you give into sin, you’re collaborating with and aiding the enemy of your soul to wage war against your soul. In God, you’re on the winning side and you can’t help but win unless you allow the enemy to win. Stop giving into sin. Why should you aid your enemy? Instead, aid your Friend and you’ll win.
Today’s Mission – Search your heart and see if there’s anywhere you’ve been agreeing with the enemy. Choose to agree with God today and throw the enemy out.